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California car wash owners face jail time, must pay $1.25 million in restitution for wage theft

August 24th, 2010

Two owners of four Los Angeles car wash businesses were each sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay restitution of an estimated $1.25 million dollars in unpaid wages to car wash workers in a landmark plea agreement to resolve multiple criminal counts of repeatedly and willfully stealing wages and violating labor laws, [Read more...]


Expert discusses how organizations can help prevent incidents where employers seek to harm coworkers or bosses

August 23rd, 2010

Incidents such as the August 3 workplace shooting that left nine people dead in Manchester, CT, highlight the troubling fact that many organizations may not even see workplace violence coming.
Between 2004 and 2008, an average of 564 work-related homicides occurred each year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though a [Read more...]


USCIS implements H-1B and L-1 fee increase mandated by new law

August 23rd, 2010

There is now an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after August 14, 2010, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services advised on August 19. The additional fees, which will remain in effect through September 30, 2014, are mandated by Public Law 111-230, [Read more...]


Expert discusses how organizations can help prevent incidents where employers seek to harm coworkers or bosses

August 20th, 2010

Incidents such as the August 3 workplace shooting that left nine people dead in Manchester, CT, highlight the troubling fact that many organizations may not even see workplace violence coming.
Between 2004 and 2008, an average of 564 work-related homicides occurred each year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though a [Read more...]


SEC charges New Jersey with securities fraud involving misrepresentations connected to pension funds

August 20th, 2010

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a state of violating federal security laws. The SEC charged the State of New Jersey with securities fraud, alleging that the state both misrepresented and failed to disclose its underfunding of the state’s two largest pension plans. According to the order, between August of [Read more...]